Tag: Tress MacNeille

REVIEW: Pom Poko (1994)

Released in 1994, Pom Poko is based on a true story of urban development in 1960s Japan. The film details how the destruction of sacred forests affected tanuki, or wild Japanese raccoon dogs. Like many of Isao Takahata’s films, Pom Poko presents its story without message or judgment, leaving t...

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REVIEW: Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

1989 saw the release of yet another whimsical Hayao Miyazaki-directed adventure, Kiki’s Delivery Service. I can vividly remember the ads for this movie’s American home video release when I was a kid; I can practically hear the cheesy, upbeat, “inspiring” song they played over it. However, th...

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REVIEW: Castle in the Sky (1986)

After the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki’s next film came two years later in the form of Castle in the Sky. I forgot to mention last week that Nausicaä was technically produced before Studio Ghibli was formed, making Castle in the Sky their official first film....

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REVIEW: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

When I watched and reviewed Earwig and the Witch last week, it got me thinking about Studio Ghibli as a whole. This was their first film in six years (seven for us here in the United States), and it was disappointing to most fans, to say the least. However, it’s worthy of note that a …

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REVIEW: Disenchantment Part 3 (2021)

On Friday, January the 15th, Netflix finally released Part 3 of Disenchantment. Part 1 came out in August 2018, and Part 2 in September 2019. Overall I quite enjoyed Part 1, and it really got me invested in Bean, Elfo, and Luci. Part 2 was a little disappointing, heavy on unfunny jokes, and surprisi...

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